Interview with Rudolf Nureyev, 1975

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Interview with Rudolf Nureyev, 1975
Additional title: Sound of dance (Radio program)
Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993 (Interviewee)
Gruen, John (Interviewer)

Dance Audio Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1975-11-03
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTC 3-368 Side A (former)
Graham, Martha
Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993
Moments (Choreographic work : Louis)
Radio interviews
Radio programs
Content: John Gruen, as host, introduces his guest Rudolf Nureyev [an audio recording of a live performance of Nureyev dancing the pas de deux from the ballet Le corsaire is played followed by a commercial announcement]; Gruen speaks briefly about the upcoming film Valentino in which Nureyev is to appear [beginning of pre-recorded section]; Gruen and Nureyev speak about the newly-published book Nureyev (1975, 1977) by John Percival; dancing with different companies in various works including La sylphide, Murray Louis's Moments, and Fleming Flindt's La leçon [The lesson]; Martha Graham including performing in her work; the rationale underlying his revisions to Petipa's ballets Swan lake and Raymonda; Murray Louis and his ballet Moments; his upcoming performances with Margot Fonteyn; other upcoming performances [end of pre-recorded interview followed by Gruen's closing remarks and a commercial announcement].
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Recorded for and broadcast by WNCN-FM 1975, November 3 New York (N.Y.)
Funding: The conservation and cataloging of this recording was made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The support of the National Endowment for the Arts is also gratefully acknowledged.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 54 min.) : polyester
Sound quality is fair to good.
Interview with Rudolf Nureyev conducted by John Gruen, as host, on the radio station WNCN-FM, New York on its series The sound of dance, for broadcast on November 3, 1975. The interview was recorded prior to the recording of the program that was subsequently broadcast.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
RLIN/OCLC: 910632427
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118143
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e84494d0-b295-0133-530e-60f81dd2b63c
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  • 1938: Creator Born
  • 1975: Created
  • 1993: Creator Died
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Rudolf Nureyev" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1975.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Rudolf Nureyev" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 15, 2019.

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Interview with Rudolf Nureyev